March Madness has arrived, and there was no shortage of exciting games last week. Missouri got the taste of March with a close win against Iowa State, where Zaire "Big Shot" Taylor hitting a running buzzer-beater to down the Cyclones.
But a game that close against a team that bad, paired with a complete disaster of a game against Kansas, I had no choice but to drop the Tigers a line to a No. 8 seed.
Make sure to check back a little more frequently, because I'll try to update the bracket every couple days with new conference champions and as the bubble shrinks. My Final Four if this bracket came out today? Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio State and Louisville.
Here's the bracket:
MIDWEST (St. Louis)
Oklahoma City: 1. Kansas vs. 16. Quinnipiac; 8. Marquette vs. 9. Wake Forest
Providence: 4. Tennessee vs. 13. Rhode Island; 5. Butler vs. 12. Cornell
Spokane: 3. Villanova vs. 14. Sam Houston State; 6. BYU vs. 11. Virginia Tech
Providence: 2. New Mexico vs. 15. North Texas; 7. Northern Iowa vs. 10. Illinois
New Orleans: 1. Kentucky vs. 16. Jackson State/Lehigh; 8. Missouri vs. 9. California
San Jose: 4. Maryland vs. 13. Murray State; 5. Wisconsin vs. 12. South Florida
Buffalo: 3. Purdue vs. 14. Oakland; 6. Xavier vs. 11. Georgia Tech
Jacksonville: 2. West Virginia vs. 15. Wofford; 7. Florida State vs. 10. Old Dominion
Oklahoma City: 1. Syracuse vs. 16. ETSU; 8. Richmond vs. 9. Texas
Spokane: 4. Vanderbilt vs. 13. Siena; 5. Gonzaga vs. 12. Utah State
New Orleans: 3. Pittsburgh vs. 14. Winthrop; 6. Baylor vs. 11. Memphis
Milwaukee: 2. Ohio State vs. 15. Morgan State; 7. UNLV vs. 10. Clemson
WEST (Salt Lake City)
Buffalo: 1. Duke vs. 16. Stony Brook; 8. Georgetown vs. 9. Oklahoma State
San Jose: 4. Temple vs. 13. Kent State; 5. Texas A&M vs. 12. Florida
Jacksonville: 3. Michigan State vs. 14. Weber State; 6. Louisville vs. 11. Saint Mary's
Milwaukee: 2. Kansas State vs. 15. UCSB; 7. UTEP vs. 10. Notre Dame